by Al Cimaglia
February 8, 2019
The Meadowlands has a big 13-race card set to go this evening and it looks like the weather will cooperate. The feature rolls in Race 7, a Preferred Handicap Trot with a $21,000 purse. The very popular 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 8, it has a $50,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Kak's Shark Attack-Needs a trip, leaves from the 3-hole and should be in position, could be sitting on a big try.
6-January A-Nice effort in 1st U.S start, if steps up the effort a bit will be a player here.
7-Bettim Jackie-Won 1st start in Burke's barn in impressive fashion, likes to win and best to respect.
8-Seaswift Joy N-NZ invader had an even effort in 1st U.S. start. This is the 2nd start on Lasix and should be in the hunt.
1-Downundermatter-Beaten favorite drops to the class of recent success, may make amends tonight.
7-Con Air Hall-Camera shy 6-year-old could be a player, McCarthy takes a turn and that can help.
9-Can Do-Not much gate speed inside. A. Naps can blast out and get a good seat, as I shoot against the ML chalk #8.
2-Big Lis-Steps up after a big try from 10-hole, still fits and Lasix has seemed to help.
3-The Spinster N-Won, steps up and 2nd time Lasix. Tripped out in last and could get a pocket ride behind #2.
6-Fancy Creek Jolene-Has faced better and this is a spot to shine, can take a picture at a square price.
1-Big Expense-Drops and the rail should help the cause, main foes drew outside.
8-Arch Credit-Dropped and was used hard from the 9-hole in last. Could leave and get a good seat and rally late.
9-Newcastle-9/5 ML chalk makes 1st Big M start for a hot barn, does show a win at this track but post could hurt cause.
Race 8) 1,6,7,8
Race 9) 1,7,9
Race 10) 2,3,6
Race 11) 1,8,9
Total Ticket Cost) $54 for $0.50
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